The Diamondbacks are next in our arbitration eligibles series.
First time: Robby Hammock, Micah Owings, Gerardo Parra, Ryan Roberts
Second time: Brad Ziegler, Sean Burroughs
Third time: Joe Saunders, Miguel Montero
Hammock ($900K), Burroughs ($600K), and Owings ($800K) are likely non-tender candidates. Hammock was barely on the Diamondbacks' 40-man roster, so they probably won't feel the need to keep him there. Burroughs was outrighted in June and re-added, so he could be expendable. And while Owings was useful on the surface, he's a pitcher the team could non-tender and try to re-sign to a minor league deal.
Parra, a potential Super Two, projects to earn $1.7MM. Roberts projects for the same, and we have Ziegler at $1.8MM. Montero should make a decent buck at around $5.3MM.
We project Saunders for $8.7MM, which might be high for an innings guy who shouldn't be expected to repeat his 3.69 ERA. D'Backs GM Kevin Towers indicated ...